Atchafalaya Houseboat

Atchafalaya Houseboat
Gwen Carpenter does quiliting on her porch of house boat

Gwen Carpenter does quiliting on her porch of house boat

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22047.jpg Gwen Carpenter at Pajo Curry's house on River

Gwen Carpenter at Pajo Curry’s house on River

Gwen Carpenter at sunrise on deck of house barge Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA

Gwen Carpenter at sunrise on deck of house barge
Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA

Calvin and Gwens houseboat at sunrise on Bloody Bayou Atchafalaya Basin; Louisiana

Calvin and Gwens houseboat at sunrise on Bloody Bayou
Atchafalaya Basin; Louisiana

Gwen Carpenter and her whippet on her house barge and swamp

Gwen Carpenter and her whippet on her house barge and swamp

Gwen Carpenter cuts firewood for wood stove

Gwen Carpenter cuts firewood for wood stove

Gwen Carpenter tends her garden

Gwen Carpenter tends her garden

Gwen Carpenter feeds chickens Atchafalaya Basin; Louisiana

Gwen Carpenter feeds chickens
Atchafalaya Basin; Louisiana

Gwen driving bateau to hoop nets Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Gwen driving bateau to hoop nets
Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Calvin Voisin and Gwen Carpenter heading to crawfish traps on rainy day

Calvin Voisin and Gwen Carpenter heading to crawfish traps on rainy day

Calvin and Gwen roasting sausage and vegetables over campfire behind the house boat they lived on in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Calvin and Gwen roasting sausage and vegetables over campfire behind the house boat they lived on in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Gwen Carpenter gathering eggs Note: Chickens on boardwalk during flood

Gwen Carpenter gathering eggs
Note: Chickens on boardwalk during flood

Calvin Voison checking hoopnet as Gwen Carpenter drives boat.

Calvin Voison checking hoopnet as Gwen Carpenter drives boat.

Portrait of Calvin Voison and Gwen Carpenter

Portrait of Calvin Voison and Gwen Carpenter

Gwen Carpenter on deck of her houseboat at sunrise

Gwen Carpenter on deck of her houseboat at sunrise

Gwen Carpenter feeds chicken.

Gwen Carpenter feeds chicken.

Gwen Carpenter, in her swinging bed, with her dog, Emilou on the screen porch of house barge in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Gwen Carpenter, in her swinging bed, with her dog, Emilou on the screen porch of house barge in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Calvin Voisin and Gwen Carpenter's houseboat on a barge in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Calvin Voisin and Gwen Carpenter’s houseboat on a barge in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Calvin and Gwen in in their cypress bateau on small slew off Jake's Bayou

Calvin and Gwen in in their cypress bateau on small slew off Jake’s Bayou

Calvin and Gwens house barge on Bloody Bayou Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Calvin and Gwens house barge on Bloody Bayou
Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Gwen and Calvin relax in pirogue in water hyacinth covered Sawyer's Cove

Gwen and Calvin relax in pirogue in water hyacinth covered Sawyer’s Cove

Calvin and Gwen on the house barge screened porch Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

Calvin and Gwen on the house barge screened porch
Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana

3 Comments

  1. Park Ranger Richard Blanton

    Sir, I was listening to your interview on AM 710 KEEL Radio last night and enjoyed hearing of your experience and advice. Question, do you have photos of life on the Red River here in Louisiana? I work for the Army Corps of Engineers in Shreveport, LA at the J. Bennett Johnson Red River Visitor Center. I have lots of visitors that stop by to watch our video of the Red but they do not know what it looks like outside the city limits.

    Richard Blanton

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    • admin

      Mr. Blanton,

      I have not done much on the Red River. Will look in the files next time I am in the office, but I do not remember anything of consequence in the library.

      Have always want to take a boat trip from Shreveport to the Atchafalaya on the Red.

      CC

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  2. Bud Meade

    The last photo captures more than words could ever express. Gwen looks directly at the camera with fearlessness.

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